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, as well. the former fema director on the recovery nows underway, as government agencies prepare to re-open tomorrow. just hearing from washington, dc, the federal workers can return to their desks tomorrow but in the meantime, a real mess for rescue officials now. how long do you expect it to last in. >> i was surprised to hear the path station, for example, could be five days away, my guess it really could be longer. this is the real difficult part for people, neil, and that is le high but i remind people again, the emergency workers, the utility workers, the health care workers, all of those people want to fix this as quickly as they can. take the path station, for example. you have to first get the flood waters out assess the damage and then repair the damage. if you do that in the path station it is the same thing for a home, office, an apartment building, so people have to be patient. >>neil: you helped us last night on fox business where is the line of comand and how does it work among local state officials? i bring it up because in new jersey the governor there, chris christie,
. people helping people, do not figure it is just going to be the government that takes care of your neighbor. is what we do and what we do very well. >>neil: there has been a dust up in the republican party of chris christie having the republican over, and he argued you take help wherever you can find it and bloomberg passed onen a walk through because he said it would have created more commotion and fuss, and not chris christie, bad blood? >>guest: i don't think so. i think he is the go of the state and an enormous crisis and in the middle of the crisis you embrace everyone. >>neil: but you need fema, can a president withhold it? >>guest: no, a president would not withhold it. that doesn't happen. i worked very well with president clinton and his fema director and you do want the support from the federal government but the driving force of the local governments and the state government, and it is the state government that requests the disaster and declaration that asks fema to come in and i cannot conceive of fema not coming in. >> it is never a case of a president holding a grudge
metropolitan region and other areas where others are saying, well, great job, the government is doing a wonderful job. >>guest: it is disgraceful. we started mobilizing on sunday and getting manpower together but it is unfortunate to see these people in staten island. people do not realize what happened. the water surged my son's house people heard the when and they went to the basement for protection and when the 4' or a -- 5' surge, that is a tsunami. cars were moved. you can see staten island the positions of cars and boat, so imagine a person being in the wave. >>neil: the mayor hinted the body count could go up as we discover hopefully nothing like katrina dimensions people stuck in their homes and died, drowned or electrocuted. >>guest: we have the best police department in the world. but we have to go house-to-house. if the door is lock you have to get in the house, see if somebody is in there. >>neil: how do they mark homes? >>guest: they mark if it is dangerous to go in. if in is no floorboard they worry about that. my thing is, you have to get in the houses. you have a lot o
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